Monday, May 28, 2007

Green Chutney


Main St and East St in the Pune Cantonment area, besides being a great shopping neighbourhood, are a hot destination for foodies. Anyone going to camp will ritually stop at 3 places. Marz-O-rin for sandwiches. Budhani for wafers (Potato Chips) and Kayani Bakery for some bitchin' Shrewsbury biscuits. It's the perfect food trifecta that will put you into food coma. The Marz-O-rin chutney sandwiches are one of my favourite foods in the world. I have eaten chutney sandwiches at many restaurants, but none quite like Marz-O-rin. Marz-O-rin started as a small shop selling sandwiches and has become a Pune landmark. I remember ordering a platter or 8 sandwiches for Rs. 3.00. It was money well spent. 8 finger sandwiches with a glass of mango juice and you were in heaven. If you were smart, you would already have paid a visit to Budhani to purchase 100 gm. hot potato wafers straight out of the wok to go with your sandwiches. The great taste of the chutney sandwiches is due to a secret family recipe. In spite of many attempts, permutations and combinations, I have failed to come up with chutney that tastes like Marz-O-rin.

Ingredients
2 Fresh Coconut shredded
1 cup Cilantro
1 Chilis
2 cloves Garlic
1"piece of Ginger
1/2 Lemon juiced
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Water

Method
Add all ingredients to blender and blend till it becomes a smooth mixture. Use as a spread on sandwiches, or as a dipping sauce.

9 comments:

archana said...

Even I had sandwiches there, but that was long back.
I feel they mix a little softened butter with the chutney and then apply it on the slice. I tried, it was close to their taste.

TheCooker said...

Oh...marz-o-rin's chutney sandwiches are the best! My brother loved their rose milk too. But it was too sweet for me.
The almond macaroons from the bakery next door are wicked.

Padma said...

Marz-o-rin was our favo hangout after Crystal Ball....fond memories gushing in right now!

Vikram Karve said...

Marz-o-rin is still as good as ever. Tried your chutney recipe and made sandwiches - almost as good!

Vikram Karve said...

Marz-o-rin is still as good as ever. Tried your chutney recipe and made sandwiches - almost as good!

Swati said...

try adding roasted "chana dal" which is soaked in water for 15-20 minutes, immediately after roasting..(of course you have to grind it after it softens) this gives the chutney, the buttery consistency. For 1 cup coconut, add approx 1/4 cup chana dal (roasted, soaked-softened, grind to a paste)

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Monalisa said...

Marzorin will always be the best... However, I have been able to replicate it..almost the same taste...my husband certifies it!

Monalisa said...

Marzorin will always be the best... However, I have been able to replicate it..almost the same taste...my husband certifies it!